The CARES Act is the largest economic stimulus package ever created in the history of the United States. The $2 trillion bill was passed by the Senate on March 25, passed in the […]
On June 11, 2020, I gave the following presentation on Alaska opinion survey results. Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Here are the highlights: A hugely significant number of […]
Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Introduction Across the country, states’ economies and budgets have been hit heavily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and unfortunately, Alaska is no exception. […]
A recent report by the American Legislative Exchange Council revealed the significant financial toll of Other Post-Employment Benefit (OPEB) Liabilities, which include health insurance, life insurance, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, and more for retired […]
This article originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on April 28, 2020. Quick and early action in Alaska has the state doing better than much of the Lower 48 in the number of […]
The Missouri Plan selection process for judges in Alaska was intended to be unbiased and nonpartisan, and some would argue that this is the case. But current drama demonstrates otherwise. Unlike in other […]
By Ben Wilterdink This op-ed originally appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the Peninsula Clarion, and the Ketchikan Daily News. Alaska is in the midst of a perfect fiscal storm. The coronavirus has forced […]
APF joined the John Lock Foundation, the Platte Institute, and several other organizations in sending the following letter to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives leadership. Click here to view the letter […]
Click here to read more about APF’s Recovery Agenda for Alaska
On March 5, 2020, APF gave the following testimony on SB 97, “An Act repealing statutes that relate to art works in public buildings and facilities and that require a set percentage of […]
Click here to view a PDF of the press release in a new tab. For Immediate Release April 1, 2020 Contact: Melodie Wilterdink (410) 725-9079 Melodie@AlaskaPolicyForum.org A RECOVERY AGENDA FOR ALASKA […]
Alaska Policy Forum commends Alaska policymakers for taking quick action in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency. We applaud the extension of the tax filing deadline, expanding distance delivery and virtual schools, emergency […]
Please see below the press release for APF’s policy brief, “Tax and Expenditure Limits: A 50-State Comparison.” Read the brief here. Click here to open the PDF in a new tab.
Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Click here to download the Excel file of figures and tables. State Policy Decisions Affect State Competitiveness Over the past decade, Alaska has lost […]
Please see below APF’s press release on the Tax Foundation report, “Navigating Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis.” Read the summary of the report here. Click here to open the PDF in a new tab.
The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit think tank based in Washington, DC, has released a detailed report titled “Navigating Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis.” In the report, author Jared Walczak begins by describing the situation in […]